Obama's jobs plan includes changes to jobless benefits

09/13/2011 | Yahoo!

President Barack Obama's jobs plan includes a measure that would allow unemployed workers to continue getting jobless benefits while being trained by potential employers. Many, including Virginia Republican leaders such Rep. Eric Cantor, have praised the measure as a step toward reforming the country's unemployment benefit program. "What this does is reconnect particularly the long-term unemployed with the workplace," former Georgia labor commissioner Michael Thurmond said.

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